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Featuring latest news and articles regarding Parc Life, the Sembawang estate, and on purchasing an executive condominium.

Dedicated bus lanes on North-South Expressway

Artist’s impression of the North-South Corridor. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) plans to make the North-South expressway user-friendly for cyclists, pedestrians and bus commuters. There will be dedicated cycling and walking paths on the surface, while a lane of of the three-lane carriageway will be dedicated to buses. Photo: LTA New Woodlands-to-city corridor to also have […]

Are ECs a better long-term investment than condos?

Artist impression of the upcoming Parc Life EC in Sembawang. Photo: Frasers Centrepoint Homes OrangeTee study suggests they are, and makes a case for executive condos as an investment home. Lee Meixian  The Business Times  February 25, 2016  Prices of executive condominiums (ECs) do catch up with private condos after the initial five-year minimum occupation period (MOP), and even […]

How trees can cut your air-con bill

Canberra Park in Sembawang. Photo: Frasers Centrepoint Homes They provide shade and cool the air when water evaporates from their leaves Lin Yangchen The Straits Times March 11, 2016 Did you know that the patch of trees behind your house might save you money on air-conditioning bills? This has to do with the way plants […]

New dog run opens in Sembawang

Border collie Sheppi wowing the crowd at a dog obedience demonstration. Photo: ST Kash Cheong The Straits Times September 17, 2014 Dogs, birds, hamsters and cats had a big day out at a pet carnival yesterday at Sembawang Park, where a new site for dogs to run off leash was launched. Photo: ST About 300 […]

Rustic gems in northern Singapore a treasure

Melissa Lin The Straits Times July 6, 2015 Mention northern Singapore and a common response would be “It’s so far away” or, to put it colloquially, “ulu”. But its residents like the north as it is – with rustic gems the rest of the island know little about. One of these is the Woodlands Waterfront […]

Burgeoning food haven in the north

Samantha Boh The Straits Times January 2, 2015 Foodies flock to Katong for laksa or Jalan Kayu for roti prata, and some make the trek to Sembawang for white beehoon or bai mi fen. New food businesses have opened in this housing estate in the far north to “feed off” the numbers of diners eager for a […]

Sembawang to get hawker centre, swimming complex

Rachel Au-Yong The Straits Times August 15, 2015 New facilities such as a swimming complex and hawker centre will greet residents in Sembawang town in the next few years. These much-wanted amenities will further transform Sembawang GRC, which People’s Action Party chairman Khaw Boon Wan described as “a land of kampungs becoming a modern town”. Mr […]

Healthy options for heartland residents

By Kash Cheong The Straits Times February 1, 2014 When Sembawang residents reach their lift lobbies these days, they see brightly coloured stickers urging them to take the stairs instead. This is one of the many Health Promotion Board initiatives to encourage healthy living in the heartland by building a Healthy Community Ecosystem (HCE). It […]

Development boost for northern S’pore

Rachel Scully The Straits Times August 31, 2013 THE mature industrial area in Singapore’s north has a well-established record for attracting buyers, given its proximity to the Causeway and Johor Baru. Now the area is set to become an even more compelling business proposition, with a big boost in economic activity and development on the cards. […]

Centres of attraction

Rachel Au-Yong The Straits Times October 4, 2015 The Housing Board has unveiled four developments billed as the new generation of neighbourhood centres. They connect residents’ homes to public transport, provide a range of facilities and serve as community spaces. These centres feature sheltered plazas where residents can mingle, and green spaces for exercise and play, […]

Sembawang coast beckons with outdoor activities

Danson Cheong The Straits Times  October 14, 2014 The sleepy Sembawang coastline is in for a little more action. More people can camp by the beach there, kayak and go on nature trails in the nearby forest. These are some of the activities offered by the People’s Association (PA) Water-Venture Centre in Sembawang, which launched […]

$31 million to transform Woodlands: From sleepy suburb…to high-traffic hub

Janice Tai The Straits Times August 4, 2014 WOODLANDS Central, one of four regional centres that will serve as business hubs outside the city, will have its own retail and food complex by 2017. The $31.1 million project has been earmarked to be built in the open space next to Woodlands Sports Hall and bounded byWoodlands […]

Community gardens help feed the needy

Hoe Pei Shan The Straits Times April 13, 2015 SINGAPORE’S densely populated urban landscape might not be an obvious place to plant, grow and harvest vegetables. Yet, 15 community gardens in Sembawang have produced 760kg of vegetables – including chye sim, cabbage, kai lan and radish – which will help feed many needy families in […]

Canoe, camp and more in Sembawang

Gurveen Kaur  The Straits Times  November 23, 2014 Nestled deep in the forested areas of Sembawang is a water sports facility that is a throwback to kampung days. Run by the People’s Association, Water-Venture (Sembawang) is housed within buildings featuring traditional Malay architecture. En route to the centre, visitors can spot Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang, […]

A very special playground

Benson Ang  The Straits Times  April 12, 2015  Picture Caption: Lye Jun Kang (left), 10, and Jordan Tan (centre), nine, who do not have disabilities, try out the securable swing seats for children with physical disabilities at the playground in Canberra Park. Assisting them is domestic helper Ngar Myar, 26, who works for Jordan’s family. […]

Things you never knew about living near a park

April 4, 2016 For many Singaporeans, the idea of living near lush and vast greenery might be considered as luxury and can do some real wonders for the body, mind and soul. The northern part of Singapore is an ideal retreat for those looking to get closer to nature. One such location is Sembawang that […]

North-South Expressway to have express bus lanes, cycling route

85% to use public transport as main travel mode by 2050s The Straits Times  January 21, 2016 SINGAPORE – A vision for a car-lite Singapore was spelt out by the Government on Thursday, in which 85 per cent of commuters will use public transport as their main mode of travel by 2050s. This is an […]

Another Sembawang EC to be launched

Wong Siew Ying The Straits Times April 14, 2016 Another executive condominium (EC) project, Parc Life, will hit the market on Saturday – the second EC development to be launched in Sembawang in just over a week. The 628-unit EC in Sembawang Crescent, jointly developed by Frasers Centrepoint and Keong Hong Holdings, promises “doorstep access” […]

Sensational Sembawang

SPH Content Studio April 18, 2016 There really aren’t many places like this in land-scarce Singapore, where the pace of life seems distinctly more relaxed; the atmosphere calmer and more serene. It feels safe, it feels like home. This is Sembawang, and you’d be surprised at all it has to offer. Where commuting is quick […]

Embrace the SPA-cial way of life

SPH Content Studio April 11, 2016 Singaporeans are no strangers to such a fast-paced lifestyle, with many of them juggling the pressures of work and personal life on a regular basis. Rushing to and from office, meeting deadlines, finishing work backlog, shopping for groceries, finishing household chores, taking care of the kids and then prepping themselves […]

Be happy – live by a park

Imagine a home where play is part of everyday life – Parc Life makes a perfect haven for balanced lifestyles, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As a thriving city-state, Singapore is defined by urban architecture and all manner of modern structures. Yet, the soul yearns for nature, for contact with the […]

All abuzz in Sembawang

Sembawang Town has a range of outdoor activities as well as green corridors Bryna Singh Straits Times Jun 3, 2016 Sembawang does not typically come to mind as a great place to have an outdoorsy day out. It has long been seen as a quiet suburban town tucked away in the north, bounded by the […]

History rich Sembawang, gateway to Singapore’s WWII past

Melody Zaccheus The Straits Times  Jun 19, 2016 In a quiet, forested area near the coast in Sembawang lies a 1950s or 1960s covered gateway supported by two brick lamp posts. The gateway, located at a clearing in Jalan Mempurong off Andrews Avenue, was most likely the entrance to the seaside bungalow of the late […]

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